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What does Shanah mean?

Shanah [sha-nah] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Shanah means "lily, rose". Shanah is a variant form of Shana (Hebrew): short version of Shoshana, Shannon.

Associated with: lily (flower).


Shanah has 3 variants: Shania, Shanna and Shannah.

Shanah has 3 more related forms via Shana: Shan, Shanda and Shandi.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Seanah, Shinah, ..

(male) Shano, Shaon, ..

How popular is Shanah?

Shanah is an uncommon first name for females. Shanah is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Shanah and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Shanah (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Shania (#1464 in 2014), Shanna, Shandi, Shanda and Shana. Usage of these forms of Shanah was at its highest in the year 1996 (adoption of 0.13%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.01%, down 95%), with forms such as Shanna becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shana, Shanda, Shandi, Shania, Shanna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shania outside U.S.

Similar Names


Shanah is alike in pronunciation to Chanee, Chanha, Chaniyah, Channa, Channah, China, Shaina, Shanay, Shaney, Shani, Shannae, Shannea, Shaunah, Shaunie, Shawna, Shawnna, Shaynah, Sheena, Sheenagh, Sheina, Shena, Shonagh, Shonah, Shunagh and Shyanna. Other suggested similar names are Alanah, Chabah, Chanach, Danah, Dhana, Ganah, Hanah, Ioanah (see Ioanna), Lanah, Leanah, Sabah, Sadah, Saharah, San, Sana, Sanna, Sannah, Sanny, Savanah, Sean, Sena, Shadai, Shaine, Shaka, Shan-, Shane, Shanit, Shannan, Shantae, Shantai, Shantay, Sharae, Sharan, Shastah, Shayan, Shayne, Shebah, Shene, Sherah, Shilah, Shone, Shyann, Shyanne, Shylah, Sian, Sina, Suanny, Swanny, Thana and Yoanah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shanah.